Your contract

Find answers to questions about your employment contract in RCN online advice

Leaving your job? Read our advice on giving notice 

What to do if your employer wants to change your shifts

Employed under Agenda for Change? Find out about your AFC entitlements

On a fixed term contract? Your rights explained    

What to do if your employer cancels your work

Asked to work outside your normal working environment? Our advice can help you

Beginning a new NHS job and have questions about your starting pay? See our pay on appointment advice.

Questions about continuous NHS service? Go to section 12 of Agenda for Change


Be sure of your rights by reading our comprehensive advice on contracts, including probationary periods, changes to contracts, breach and notice.

Do you have a new contract? Read our contract checklist before you sign.

Thinking of working overseas?

See our working overseas guide for an employment contract checklist, and much more about finding work outside the UK.

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